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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October

Source: Charlie Rose

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take top billing in appearing for an interview at the first-ever WSJDLive technology conference, to be held in California in late October.

The new invitation-only conference from The Wall Street Journal will be held Oct. 27 through 29 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, Calif., and it was revealed on Friday that Cook will participate. His appearance comes after the CEO ceded the spotlight to Apple executives Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine at the Code Conference earlier this year.

Other notable names at the WSJDLive conference include Jack Ma of Alibaba, Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, Waze CEO Noam Bardin, and Sue Desmond-Hellmann of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The event will be hosted by Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker, deputy editor in chief Rebecca Blumenstein, business editor Dennis Berman, and global technology editor Jonathan Krim.

"In bringing together this global cast of CEOs of some of the world's largest, most entrepreneurial and most dynamic companies, along with thought leaders, policymakers and innovators, WSJDLive will host an unrivaled conversation about the promise and challenges of the modern digital world," Baker said.

The event will actually run concurrently with the Code/Mobile Conference, put on by Re/code, which is staffed by former the Journal employees including Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, who spun off after founding AllThingsD. Apple's Greg Joswiak will appear at the competing conference scheduled for Oct. 27 and 28.